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the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante
in coming to the table. >> they haven't been in the previous four years the obama administration the previous eight years of the bush administration and the previous eight years of clinton administration. i can continue to go back, so i do not think they he are serious about negotiating. it just gives them more time. >> reporter: the general says the u.s. along with other nations should use covert operations to thwart iran's nuclear development. gregg? >> molly henneberg. thanks. >>> the white house says it expects the senate to confirm president obama's nominee for defense secretary. white house press secretary jay carney defending former republican senator chuck hagel saying that he will be an excellent pentagon chief. now, this comes after a fiery confirmation hearing with members of the senate armed services committee. he faced some tough questions including this one from senator james imhoff. >> why do you think the rainan foreign ministry strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics senator. i hav
think it is a great idea and that's what the obama administration is tapping into that while the nra and nra members have always been a very vocal, you could say minority they're hoping to tap into the silent majority of people who want more common sense when it comes to gun control, gun laws. >> before i let you get out of here. i do want to ask you about jesse jackson, jr., over the misuse of campaign funds. what's next for jesse jackson, jr.? >> well, the next step would be to have the announcement from the justice department with some more specifics. my colleagues at "the sun-times" have reported that the deal may not include a deal over what kind of prison time to serve and he thought he might have done better with the judge. the next step was to find out the details and exactly what he pled to. we also need to know if his wife now former alderman sandy jackson will get caught up with some kind of charges pressed against her because she served as his campaign manager and drew a salary from his campaign fund and is suspending from that fund that is at issue here. >> lynn sweet, c
of torture during the bush administration, but this network also has a record of holding the obama administration accountable. here is a clip of "the ed show" on tuesday night, the day before o'reilly's original claim. >> i have to say as an american citizen, we are all entitled to due process under the law. and this document gives the president the ability to act as judge, injury, and executioner. i'm troubled by it. it doesn't meet the moral or constitutional standard that we expect of any administration. >> meanwhile, let's take a look at the way fox news covered the water boarding story that bill is talking about back in 2009. >> khalid sheikh mohamud i understand was waterboarded 183 times. does anyone care about that? >> what bush did. >> exactly. >> you disappoint me. you know better. >> i would have dunked that guy in the water a thousand times to save your life. >> have you ever been water boarded? >> no, but ollie north has, and i talked to him about it. >> would you consent to being water boarded so we could get the truth out of you? >> sure. >> can we water board you, o
and we will not second guess you. the obama administration took a big step forward to second guessing and they then took a half step backward. the catholic church is saying, can we please go back to the pre2008 understanding of the relationship between social services and the government? you let us do it our way. we're doing good work. >> cornell, you know the vice president is a catholic. >> they are saying if you have religious issues with this, you can opt out. so i'm really scratching my head about this. again, i think the majority of americans are where the president is on this. we have the largest gender gap in modern times in the last election so it's fairly clear where women are on this issue. i think the catholic church needs to come to the 21st century on this issue and stop fighting this, frankly. >> if you would like to join the catholic churnl and argue from within. it's not for those of us who are not catholic how to organize -- of course the majority of americans disagree. the majority of americans are not catholics. they deserve, as all religious groups do, such import
to the obama administration for the latest proposal for providing women with contraceptive coverage and they are not happy about it. let's break it down in our strategy session. joining us is cornell belcher. and cnn contributor, former bush white house speechwriter david frum. he's a contributing editor at the daily beast. the administration came up with a resolution they thought, catholic institutions, universities or hospitals and contraception benefits for women. but now not so fast. president of the u.s. conference of catholic bishops says this, among other things. it appears that the government would require all employees in our accommodated ministries to have the illicit coverage they may not opt out, nor even opt out for their children under a separate policy. the stakes are so high, we will not cease from our effort to assure that health care for all does not mean freedom for few. so what does that mean? >> well, we have to take a step back to go to the beginning of the story. this is a confrontation that vice president biden tried to warn the situation away from. aside fro
last month and it's not a widely recorded story the obama administration asked the decided once again to change the product and change the name. so they decided in mid-january that they didn't want to call it health exchanges but they would now have what we call health marketplaces, marketplaces without our kit perhaps. the official explanation for this was that it was because the word exchange could not he translated into the spanish language and for the billions -- millions under the exchange they want to know what it meant, and health exchange or a health marketplace. i want to be helpful in this regard so we can at least try to provide sufficient terms for the beginning of the obamacare dictionary. it was mixture and exchange and of course now it's called an insurance marketplace. there are some other terms in law. a new suggestion translated into the spanish and i won't include my bad accent but that's a new term for it under the affordable care act, donation. another term in the law, mandate. that has been translated new and improved for hispanic and the fisheries, suggestion. w
and human services in the obama administration has stood desert is not comply with the dictates of the affordable care act. the listed in that quandary is something on the ground in short that governor herbert will be talking about the utah exchange, but also in the larger context of what should represent innovative and affect his policy reform and also about utah's approach to medicaid reform and the difficult process to get the federal government to provide flexibility to the states and city of utah's role in promoting market-based health care. something were caught last month in a not widely reported story, the obama administration decide if you can't the product, change the name, so they decided they don't want to be called health exchanges, but would not be called health marketplaces. perhaps they be called health marketplace is. the official explanation for this would save us because the word exchange could not be translated into his vanished language and for the month of hispanic beneficiaries under the exchange, they just wouldn't know what it meant to be a health exchan
of the questions were about drones and the obama administration's policy. nobody tougher on john brennan, asking better questions yesterday than our guest, senate ron wyden from oregon. good morning, senator. good to see you again. >> great to be on your show. as a basketball player i love the full court press. >> indeed. senator, you had written this letter. i saw you earlier this week. you told me you were sending this letter with 11 other senators to the white house saying we want you to release all of the memos related to drone policy. they did respond at least in kind. are you satisfied with what you received so far? >> bill, when the president called, it was clear that the president wanted to change course, and i give him credit for what is clearly an encouraging first step. >> that's right. he called you in response to that letter. didn't he? >> he did. and he also is offering up another very constructive idea. >> that's trying to start in the weeks ahead a dialogue with the public with respect to these issues. applying our checks and balances t
wrote to president obama asking for the underlining memos that the administration still has approdeclined to provide to congress. 11 senators signed that. a total of eight democrats and three republicans. democrat ron wyden was leading the charge on a letter. the chairman of the senate judiciary committee patrick leahy was on the letter on the democratic side. on the republican side, a motley crew of senators. you had mike lee of utah, grassley of iowa, susan collins of maine. that sort of indication of where you get concerned about the drone issue on the hill. you see a smattering of liberal democrats concerned in the house and a small handful of libertarian-leaning republicans that have expressed concerns on this issue. host: these underlying memos that the members of congress want, do they have to do with just drone strikes in general, drone strikes that have occurred against other alleged al qaeda operatives? guest: they may not happen to withdraw on strikes in general. they might have to do with drone strikes in specific. one of the issues that came up here is our anwar
the budget battles in washington. dennis: thank you, peter barnes. the obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to fix the housing crisis, programs that help the faulting homeowners stay in their homes and refinance underwater mortgages, multibillion-dollar find on banks over alleged foreclosure errors but have those government efforts slowed down recovery they were supposed to help? joining us is former chairman of president obama's council of economic advisers austan goolsbee now professor at the university of chicago school of business. thanks for being with us. what do you say? what you think of these programs? some people in the real business world think it got in a way of recovery. >> that sounds to me a little out there. i think the amount the government can do to fix a $20 trillion market is somewhat limited and we have seen that in -pa lot of areas but to say the efforts taken by the government broadly defined, not the administration but a lot of things done by the fed and others that they actually hurt the housing market is pretty inaccurate. dennis: did it ke
policies. criticism that sounds very familiar. during his 2008 campaign then senator obama described president bush's policies as indiscriminate and too secretive. many say the same is now true of the obama administration. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live from the state department. james, normally when we talk about critics, talking about the on opposite side of the aisle. when we look at the criticism president it includes members of his own base. tell us a little more about that. >> reporter: so much of this criticism, jenna, now suddenly arising from the left of the president and his policies in the war on terror has to do with timing. specifically the start of the president's second term and his nomination of counterterrorism advisor john brennan to be director of cia. as a career intelligence officer brennan has spearhead ad number of policies. the dramatic expansion of the drone program, for example and the development of novel legal theories to justify the use of drones to assassinate u.s. citizens said to be enengaged in terrorism abroad all of which liberal
. and also during my time, obviously, in the obama administration i greatly benefited from many of the georgetown graduates. i had the honor to have someone as my chief of staff, jeremy bash, who graduated here from georgetown, serve as my chief of staff at the c.i.a. and then followed me to the pentagon as my chief of staff. and also someone who's had a public affairs at the pentagon, george little, who is also someone who both graduated and later taught here at georgetown. talented young individuals who have been at my side every day for the last four years at both the c.i.a. and the pentagon, and i am deeply grateful for their work for me and on behalf of the nation and i am deeply grateful for georgetown for training such extraordinary public servants. and speaking of extraordinary public servants, i think many in this audience know that there's a georgetown professor that the president has nominated to serve as the next secretary of defense, chuck hagel, and i am confident and i've expressed that confidence publicly that the men and women of the department of defense will h
or killed? >> the obama administration under fire for using drones to kill american terrorists overseas. giuliani's point and our question, would it be better to capture terrorists than kill them? alice? >> absolutely. we've received scores of information from the three people that enhance interrogation techniques were used in the bush administration. we did receive actionable intelligence that led us to the capture of bin laden. panetta said so. the hypocrisy the democrats have lambasted that but obama killed scores of people with these drones. these are fine if they're used for actual surveillance and receiving good information, but they should not be used for just random fishing expeditions. >> maria? >> you know, carol, in an ideal world, of course, it would be better to do that and that way i think the justice system would be carried out as we all believe that it should but at the same time we're not living in an ideal world and we're not living and we're not executing a war that is a kind of war that we have executed in years past where it's country against country. these are terr
and assets due to fraud in the housing sector and lower wages and employment. under the obama administration, why is it that african-americans are doing worse under his administration more than the, like i say, last, previous four administrations? thank you. >> guest: well, the unemployment among blacks is now 16-plus percent. and so, um, whites are doing marginally better. blacks are doing significantly worse. the question is how much of that do we ascribe to the president? of course, there are other market forces and factors, i suppose, but i think that's a good question to put to the president. i should say at the same time that nobody wants more than i do to see president obama succeed, succeed. it is very important to the black community. that he have a successful president, presidency. and i think to some extent that's why blacks have not been disposed to be harshly critical of him because of things we might think he should have done but has not done. i think the political space he operates in is very small on these kinds of issues, um, and i don't know if he is willing to push out tha
intelligence committee will get a chance to look at the documents. the obama administration has come under fire for its drone strike policy. >>> a congressman from connecticut is asking steven spielberg to fix a mistake in the movie lincoln before it comes out on dvd. the film shows two connecticut law makers voting against the amendment to end slavery. but records show that all of the lawmakers from connecticut voted for it. we will see if steven spielberg comes through. i'm thinking, not. >>> today something new in the newsroom. talk back for 30 minutes, three topics, great guests, your input. let's get going. today's first question, are the newtown kids being exploited? suddenly the newtown kids are stars, they seem to be everywhere. at the super bowl. ♪ o beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain ♪ >> then at a knicks game, and ndho tge. movie in the works -ao carpet preshow to sing the wildly popular song call me many, the one about the girl who pines over a guy who turns out to be gay? call me tacky maybe, sabrina post who will sing disagrees saying it benefits the kids a
, because the obama administration has kind of changed positions in the last couple of years about, you know, tactics. >> a little worrisome. that's for sure. >>> well, the dream of luxury living is over for a squatter in south florida. andre barbosa had taken over this foreclosed boca raton mansion, claiming an archaic law called adverse possession. but the bank of america, which owns the multimillion dollar property, had him evicted. the bank even had the locks changed and posted a 24-hour guard just to make sure the place remains unoccupied. >> this story should entertain you guys. a man in tennessee has quit his maintenance job after being linked with the number 666 through his employer several times. first walter received id badge number 666. another work issued document also included the so-called number of the beast. and the final straw was his recent w-2 form, when it included 666. he knew then he simply had to go. >> don't accept any papers, any telephone bills, anything with number of devil. >> the company contech casting says it wants walter back on the job. it says it will issue
questions over whether the obama administration is overstepping its bounds. they're among the most controversial and secretive weapons in the war on terror, unmanned drones, used to strike alcoh al qaeda targets worldwide. under fire after nbc news obtained a memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens that are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self defense. among those targeted, an war al alawki, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling dumt document. it sets out the government's intentions to kill american citizens. >> reporter: demanding more transparency about the strikes and is expected to target john brennan during his cia confirmation hearings, beginning tomorrow. president obama on tuesday urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: if you think of it as a t-bone stake, the sequester is like a butcher's knife, lobbing off a big piece. republicans want to avoid the cuts but dis
care geek of the current news center. >> good morning, everybody, president obama is showing his administration can multi-task. he is tolding two separate meetings at the white house. this morning with labor leaders and this afternoon with business leaders. the idea is to try to find some consensus when it comes to immigration reform and this coming while the president continues to push for new gun legislation. the state department could transfer $1.1 billion in surplus funds no longer used in iraq to beef up securities at u.s. embassies abroad. state has asked for $2.4 billion for immediate needs. iranian president is in egypt today becoming the first iranian president to visit the country since the islamic revolution in 1979. the two will attend the organization of it islamic cooperation, a summit beginning tomorrow. we're back after the break. stay with us. ♪ alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden
: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position. as a senator and presidential candidate he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation of torture of suspects. >> this administration is acting like violence is a way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the white house administration is being criticized for doing something outside the law. >> we have something that even president bush didn't do, which is the order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: in a written response, they're constantly redefining its standards and he doesn't believe new legislation is necessary. the white house has been under a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans and this release seems to be time to avoid an embarrassing holdup of brennan's nomination. >>> senior security analyst juan zarate working during the administration of president bush. what's the hardest question brennan will get and what will he say in answer? >> i t
morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning to you. senior administration officials say president obama will spend the weekend working on his state of the union address. it's a speech that will focus largely on the economy and the middle class. this as washington gets closer to yet another potential economic crisis. amy baca ohlert is a high school counselor from colorado. she's traveled to washington with other educators with a message to congress. >> the time when we are looking at ways to keep our schools safer, these across-the-board cuts would impact those positions and those people who keep our schools safe. >> reporter: she's talking about the so-called sequester. $85 billion in spending cuts set to kick in march 1. meant to be so egregious that lawmakers would have to come to agreement on deficit reduction. but that hasn't happened. and time is running out. >> if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of americans who work in fields like national security, education, or clean energy are likely to be laid off. >> reporter: the cuts would also amount to a 13% reduction
was critical of obama for that very reason. >> take a look at iran, and the administration has been telling us, the iranians are under unprecedented sanctions, under unprecedented pressure and every time we find this time they're finally going to relent because they have no other choice, we put them in a box. the ayatollah khomeini keeps saying i'm not interested in negotiations. >> martha: hold on. >> that the answer you would remember have that than a nuclear-- >> hold on, hold on. lisa said something really important. >> what's outrageous-- >> alan, the bottom line, actions speak much louder than words. we have sanctions against iran. a report that showed in 2012, exports from the u.s. into iran were up by 30%. they're getting around the sanctions and people on main street in iran, there are two economy-- >> you say you want a war? >> the credibility, who doesn't have a nominated secretary of defense, who has no credibility when it comes to the iranian-- >> the majority of people-- >> tell me how much you'll like the word when the ayatollah khomeini has a nuclear weapon. >> era fear mongere
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